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Advances in Environmental Research   Volume 1, Number 3, September 2012, pages 191-199
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/aer.2012.1.3.191
 
Non-thermal effects of microwaves and kinetics on the transesterification of soybean oil
Ming-Chien Hsiao, Pei-Hung Liao and Li-Wen Chang

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    A kinetic study of the transesterification of soybean oil was conducted using microwaves under various temperatures, power densities, and reaction times. Results show that power density affects the kinetics and yield. The biodiesel yield increased with increasing microwave power density. The non-thermal effects of microwave irradiation on transesterification reactions were evaluated at a constant reaction temperature (65
 
Key Words
    biodiesel; transesterification; microwave; non-thermal effects; kinetics
 
Address
Ming-Chien Hsiao and Pei-Hung Liao: Department of Environmental Engineering, Kun Shan University, Tainan City, Taiwan; Li-Wen Chang: Department of Materials Engineering, Kun Shan University, Tainan City, Taiwan
 

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